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Best way to gear Sylvie

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  1. Kelban

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    So I have been on a break from FFBE for awhile but did pull on the Easter banner and manage to pull 2 Sylvie but 0 Esther. Anyway just wondering how she should be geared.
     
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    For survival. Generally with primarily HP and SPR, secondary DEF. Her turn 3+ cooldown A Paladin's Duty (regen buff) scales the healing mostly off SPR, but everything else doesn't scale with stats (besides her imbued skills on ATK/MAG), so again, just gear for survival.
     
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    as above. HP is also important because some of her moves cost HP, so you'll want a nice buffer.
     
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    elemental resist,hp,spr and lb gauge fillrate gear/materia

    Build her in a way that you have her LB always on demand
    and the rest is for her survivability
     
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    As long as A Paladin's Duty is up with decent SPR it should cover the HP costs unless you dual/tri-cast Let me help! That said, HP is still a great stat to have a lot of since it's the best survival stat!
    As for LB gauge fill rate gear, if you need the resists, then yes, her LB is the best for that, barring her earth, lightning, or light resist buffs (at 100%).
     
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    True. I only have her at 6*, so I'm not really taking her cd skills into account...

    you don't really need much. Her LB lasts 3 turns, she has 100% high tide innate, and her ATK/MAG buff adds another 150%. If you're keeping her buffs up, she only needs 13 lbs to refill her LB, and that's quite easy to get over three turns.
     
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    Only that you forget that some bosses can aoe dispel and how rng the lb crystal distribution is it is better to have lb fillrate gear on so you have ele resist and whatever else the lb has to offer on demand
     
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    As good as Sylvie's LB is, she has so much to do, that sometimes her dual/tri-cast with her 50% all resists buff is good enough rather than just the HP barrier and resist buff. ::up::
     
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    thanks for all the info
     
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    If you were lucky enough to have drawn illusionist nichol before, sylvie is 30% evade so she is very easy to gear for 100% evasion. Ofc now a days provoke evasion is somewhat more important. Just pointing that out lol. Having mentioned that, you’ll probably want to gear her for hp spr and element resist.
     
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    Have mine geared as tanky as possible (Lakshmi equipped):
    Gear:
    Ulric's Kukri Impervious Shield
    Grand Helm Heavy Drake Armor
    Ribbon Twin Bunny Clips

    Materia
    Protector of Lapis Mog Rise
    Metamalboro Barrier Master

    Stats
    HP 12016 MP 651
    ATK 224 DEF 730
    MAG 207 SPR 811

    Resistances
    Null all status ailments
    140% Earth
    90% Light, Thunder
    80% Fire, Ice, Water, Wind, Dark
     
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    I gear her as an evasion unit with Moogle plushie and Golem esper (for provoke), and then fill the rest with elemental resist/HP.

    She's really easy to gear for elemental resist or HP.
     
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    13 over 3 turns is unlikely. You only get 3.3/turn on average, and you only hit 90% odds at around 7 over three turns.
     
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    That’s an interesting idea, let seig etc cover and sylvie provoke and dispell or whatever else needs done cause she’ll draw all single target attacks without having to take action. Freeing her up to do that voodoo that she doo so well lol
     
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    She will still get hammered pretty hard with single target magic attacks, but with the elemental resist and HP she should be able to survive most hits.

    I haven't experimented on trial bosses yet though. Using this build her SPR is only around 600-700, so that might not be enough to withstand some heavier hits without support herself.
     
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    What's the priority for building Sylvie?

    How would you prioritize the following when gearing her?
    - status immunity
    - LB (can be LB/turn or LB fillrate)
    - MP regen
    - HP
    - elemental resistance

    Initially, I thought of gearing her for HP (17k) with full status immunity, 7 LB/turn, 275% LB fillrate and good elemental resistance across the board (~80%).

    But now I am thinking of going for more LB fillrate (375%) and MP regen (137 MP/turn) at the cost of lower HP (14+k) and lesser elemental resistances (20% lesser across the board).

    Not sure which is better... what do you guys think? And how did you priotize what to build for when gearing Sylvie? :)
     
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    First priority is getting her to 12LB/turn

    Then the rest depends on the fight, but just a ton of survivability
     
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    Personally, don't invest stuff into her that is useless. Her LB is amazing and you are going to want to have it up every turn or every other turn, just for the HP barrier.

    However, if you have another unit who can entrust her, then you don't need that huge 12 LB/turn. Having LB fill boosts might be good enough.

    While Sylvie won't replace your healer, she will allow your healer to focus on other things besides healing. LB > HP > e.resist > SPR > MP > DEF > MAG > ATK

    Her job on your team is basically to break the boss, buff your team, keep your MP up, throw up shields against damage, and finally if necessary, enable units to chain with each other. Sometimes her last (chain enabling) is the priority, but this depends on your team.
     

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